Philippines set to keep open pit mining ban as Duterte rejects call to .
Nov 21, 2017 . The Philippine environment minister said on Wednesday that a ban on new open pit mining in the country would remain in place, with . But Lopez said the process ruins the economic potential of places where it is carried out.
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